Psychologists study human behaviour and the processes associated with how people think and feel, conduct research and provide treatment and counselling in order to reduce distress and behavioural and psychological problems. They promote mental health and positive behaviour in individuals and groups. Psychologists work on a broad range of issues with clients, including children, adults, couples, families and organisations.
Duties & Tasks
Psychologists may perform the following tasks:conduct therapeutic interviews and provide counsellinggive psychological tests and assess the results to identify the source of problems and determine treatmentconstruct tests to assess and predict mental and emotional states, as well as performanceevaluate the results of programmes aimed at improving personal and organisational effectivenessresearch psychological aspects of topics such as study motivation, teaching skills, occupational behaviour, working conditions and organisational structuresprovide follow-up services to groups and individuals for support and evaluation purposescontribute to government social policy developmentconduct academic research.
- interested in people and human behaviour able to solve problems an inquisitive mind emotional maturity and empathy for others patient and perceptive good oral and written communication skills.